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you were in china that you suggested the united states would reduce our missile defense system in asia for exchange, in exchange for chinese help with north korea. it seems to me that even though we're being threatened by nuclear attack by the north korean government, first of all, is that an accurate statement? and if so, explain that if you would. >> no, not an accurate statement. i think it was corrected while i was over there. it was reporting to that effect. there was no offer, no deal, no contemplation of it. what i did say publicly and i will say it again, is that the president took specific deployment steps of missile defense in direct response to north korea. and it stands to reason that if the north korean threat disappears, there would be a logical question of whether or not th that same level of deployment is necessary. it's all, i stated, was sort of a fact based on the rationale of deployment itself. >> do you think the united states should give aid to north korea of some type to temper their saber rattling, which they seem to do, about this time ever you? >> no. >> thank
was when former secretary of defense perry went to pyongyang in the spring of 999, and i was with him on that mission. one of the things on the table there was a very sharp set of choice that is we laid out for the north koreans. we presented two paths for north korea to travel down. one of them was the path of engagement and cooperation and dialogue and denuclearization, and the other part we summed up, essentially, by saying you don't want to go there. but bill perry made it very clear what that other path might entail for north korea. so it seems to me that if and when -- and i hope it's when rather than if -- we get back to some sort of a negotiation with the north koreans, it's going to be absolutely critical for us to sharpen north korea's choices, to make it as clear as possible the dangers that they're running by their pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile capability and the fact that the united states has not yet by any means exhausted the policy options that are open to us including covert activities, including efforts to destabilize north korea, including at the
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